Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion Now A Reggae Artiste ?

Having made loads of “cheese” from rap/Hip-hop,Snoop Dogg decides to venture into the Reggae music arena with his first single “La La La”

And, in releasing the track, Snoop has changed his name as well.  Yep, he’s ditched the ‘Dogg’ and is now under a new moniker – Snoop Lion.

According to NME, Snoop is releasing an album full of reggae tunes later this year. The album, titled Reincarnated, will be produced by Diplo, who also goes by the name Major Lazer.

Snoop told the magazine earlier this year that he would be re-born on his new album – and it certainly sounds and looks like he’s living up to his words.

Reincarnated will be Snoop’s 12th studio album – and the first since his last record, Doggumentary, which came out in March last year.

In other news related to Snoop Dogg ,i beg your pardon, Snoop Lion,he has been banned, yet again, from another country and this time it’s Norway.Following an arrestlast month at Kjevik Airport in Kristiansand, Norway for marijuana possession, Snoop will not be allowed in the country until the summer of 2014, reports the Business Insider.

At first, it was believed that Snoop would only receive a light slap on the wrist for arriving in the country with 8 grams of marijuana and carrying more cash, $37,352, than the country allows its visitors to possess, which is $33,236.

Instead, the 40-year-old rap legend was fined 52,000 kroners, or $8,600, for the violations. He was allowed to go ahead with his plans to perform at the popular Hove Music Festival, also in Kristiansand.

Reportedly, Snoop is fine with the country’s decision to ban him over the next two years and has no plans to appeal it.

The always engaging entertainer also became persona non grata in the United Kingdom following a 2006 Heathrow Airport brawl involving him and his entourage. The ban was lifted after an appeal.  The following year, Australia banned Snoop because of his criminal record. At the time, Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews told Sydney’s “Macquarie Radio” that “[Snoop] doesn’t seem the sort of bloke we want in this country.”

Eventually, the “land down under” granted him a work visa. Check out Snoop Lion’s “LaLaLa” below.